Current News at the Institute

By Marina Kumskova, M.A. in Human Rights ’17
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Mis-gendered security? Marina Kumskova, a recent alumna of the M.A. in Human Rights program at Columbia University, writes about the consequences of women’s exclusion from counterterrorism efforts.

Two new articles co-authored by ISHR's Joanne Bauer
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

In September, ISHR's Business and Human Rights Program director Joanne Bauer and Liz Umlas, Senior Fellow of the Croatan Institute, published two articles looking at the human rights considerations of certified B Corporations and benefit corporations, a relatively new form of social enterprise.

By Malcolm Katrak, guest blogger
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Monday, October 9, 2017

In commemoration of this day Native American Council of Columbia University will be hosting a celebration on Columbia University's Sundial. Below is an outline of the day's events:

The Importance of Acting Locally
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Beginning in 1937, many calendars began designating October 9th as "Columbus Day." However, over the past several years - especially since the adoption of the historic UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 10 years ago - a growing number of places in the USA have done away with the “Columbus” part and renamed the day “Indigenous Peoples’ Day”. These include the states of Alaska, and Vermont and the cities of Seattle, Albuquerque, San Francisco, Denver, Bangor CityMaine and, most recently, Los Angeles and Cambridge.